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The Order of the Traditional Catholic Mass

MASS OF THE CATECHUMENS

PRAYERS AT THE FOOT OF THE ALTAR: Priest adores God
INTROIT: “Entrance” Prayer to hasten God’s advent
KYRIE: Greek, A cry to the Trinity for mercy
GLORIA: Angelic Hymn, an exultation of praise
COLLECTS: Prayers of the day
EPISTLE: Letters and teachings of Apostles
GRADUAL: Psalm to unite prayers with instruction
ALLELUIA: Hebrew, “Praise the Lord”
GOSPEL: The words of Christ
SERMON: Explanation of the Gospel
CREED: “I believe” Profession of faith.

MASS OF THE FAITHFUL

OFFERTORY ANTIPHON: Preparation for oblation (sacrifice)
OFFERTORY: Bread, wine, & hearts of people offered to God
SECRET: Prayer that the offerings are worthy
SANCTUS: “Holy, holy, holy” Canticle of the Angels
PRAYERS OF REMEMBRANCE: Prayer for the living
PRAYERS OF OFFERING: Petition for peace, deliverance, to get to heaven
CONSECRATION: Action of Christ. Bread=body, wine=blood
PRAYERS OF OFFERING: Recalls the old law sacrifices, remember Calvary
PRAYERS OF REMEMBRANCE: Prayer for the dead in purgatory
DOXOLOGY: All things sanctified & blessed through Cross of our Redeemer
PATER NOSTER: “Our Father” Preparation for Communion
BREAKING OF THE HOST: Imitates Savior who broke bread for the Apostles
AGNUS DEI: Christ is the Lamb from the Old & New Testament prophets
COMMUNION: The infinite God, in His infinite love, grants an infinite gift
POSTCOMMUNION: Prayer of thanksgiving for the Body and Blood
DISMISSAL: Priest dismisses the people, sends them out into the world
BENEDICTION: Priest humbly thanks God for allowing participation in sacrifice
LAST GOSPEL: Summary of the benefits we partake through Christ’s Sacrifice

Understanding the Latin Mass

I hope this post helps you understand the Traditional Catholic Mass, which has done so much for my relationship with Jesus! As Cardinal Newman said, “I could attend masses forever and not be tired. It is not a mere form of words – it is a great action, the greatest action that can be on earth… He becomes present on the altar in flesh and blood, before Whom angels bow and devils tremble.”

The different parts of the Mass and their meanings, in two halves:

MASS OF THE CATECHUMENS

PRAYERS AT THE FOOT OF THE ALTAR: Priest adores God
INTROIT: “Entrance” Prayer to hasten God’s advent
KYRIE: Greek, A cry to the Trinity for mercy
GLORIA: Angelic Hymn, an exultation of praise
COLLECTS: Prayers of the day
EPISTLE: Letters and teachings of Apostles
GRADUAL: Psalm to unite prayers with instruction
ALLELUIA: Hebrew, “Praise the Lord”
GOSPEL: The words of Christ
SERMON: Explanation of the Gospel
CREED: “I believe” Profession of faith.

MASS OF THE FAITHFUL

OFFERTORY ANTIPHON: Preparation for oblation (sacrifice)
OFFERTORY: Bread, wine, & hearts of people offered to God
SECRET: Prayer that the offerings are worthy
SANCTUS: “Holy, holy, holy” Canticle of the Angels
PRAYERS OF REMEMBRANCE: Prayer for the living
PRAYERS OF OFFERING: Petition for peace, deliverance, to get to heaven
CONSECRATION: Action of Christ. Bread=body, wine=blood
PRAYERS OF OFFERING: Recalls the old law sacrifices, remember Calvary
PRAYERS OF REMEMBRANCE: Prayer for the dead in purgatory
DOXOLOGY: All things sanctified & blessed through Cross of our Redeemer
PATER NOSTER: “Our Father” Preparation for Communion
BREAKING OF THE HOST: Imitates Savior who broke bread for the Apostles
AGNUS DEI: Christ is the Lamb from the Old & New Testament prophets
COMMUNION: The infinite God, in His infinite love, grants an infinite gift
POSTCOMMUNION: Prayer of thanksgiving for the Body and Blood
DISMISSAL: Priest dismisses the people, sends them out into the world
BENEDICTION: Priest humbly thanks God for allowing participation in sacrifice
LAST GOSPEL: Summary of the benefits we partake through Christ’s Sacrifice

Saint Peter’s Church - Jaffa, Palestine

The church dates back to 1654 CE. It has historically dominated the view of Jaffa from the sea, serving as a beacon to pilgrims signalling that the Holy Land is near.

The church is dedicated to Saint Peter who spent some time residing in Jaffa & performed several miracles.


My turn now. The story of one of my insanities.

For a long time I boasted that I was master of all possible landscapes– and I thought the great figures of modern painting and poetry were laughable.

What I liked were: absurd paintings, pictures over doorways, stage sets, carnival backdrops, billboards, bright-colored prints, old-fashioned literature, church Latin, erotic books full of misspellings, the kind of novels our grandmothers read, fairy tales, little children’s books, old operas, silly old songs, the naive rhythms of country rimes.

I dreamed of Crusades, voyages of discovery that nobody had heard of, republics without histories, religious wars stamped out, revolutions in morals, movements of races and continents; I used to believe in every kind of magic.

I invented colors for the vowels! A black, E white, I red, O blue, U green. I made rules for the form and movement of every consonant, and I boasted of inventing, with rhythms from within me, a kind of poetry that all the senses, sooner or later, would recognize. And I alone would be its translator.

I began it as an investigation. I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Arthur Rimbaud

Image: Sergio Albiac



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The Festa dei sette pesci (Feast of the 7 Fishes), aka La Vigilia, is an Italian celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other seafood. Today, it’s a meal that typically consists of 7 seafood dishes. It originates in Southern Italy, where it is known as The Vigil (La Vigilia) and celebrates the wait for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. The long tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence. In this case, refraining from the consumption of meat or dairy – on Wednesdays, Fridays and (in the Latin Church) Saturdays, as well as during Lent and on the eve of specific holy days. As no meat or animal fat (there is no prohibition on dairy) could be used on such days, observant Catholics would instead eat fish, typically fried in oil.

It is unclear when the term “Feast of the 7 Fishes” was popularized. The meal may actually include 7,8 or even 9 specific fishes that are considered traditional. “Seven” fishes as a fixed concept or name is unknown in Italy itself. The most famous fish dish for Southern Italians is baccalà (salted cod fish). The custom of celebrating with a simple fish such as baccalà reflects customs in what were historically greatly impoverished regions of Southern Italy, as well as seasonal factors. Fried smelts, calamari and other types of seafood have been incorporated into the Christmas Eve dinner over the years.

There are many hypotheses for what the “7” represents. It’s the most repeated number in the Bible and appears over 700 times. One popular theory is the number represents completion, as shown in Genesis 2:2: “By the 7th day God completed the work he had been doing; so on the7th day he rested from all his work.” During the feast of the 7 fishes, participants celebrate the completion of God’s promise of the Messiah through baby Jesus. Other theories include: that the number represents the 7 Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church; or the 7 hills of Rome. It may represent perfection (the traditional Biblical number for divinity is 3, and for Earth is 4, and the combination of these numbers represents God on Earth, or Jesus Christ).

The meal’s components may include some combination of anchovies, whiting, lobster, sardines, dried salt cod, smelts, eels, squid, octopus, shrimp, mussels, and clams. The menu may also include pastas, vegetables, baked or fried kale patties, baked goods and wine. Popular dishes include:

Baccalà (salt cod) with pasta, as a salad or fried - Baked cod - Clams casino - Cod fish balls in tomato sauce - Coryphaena (dolphinfish) - Deep fried calamari - Deep fried cod - Deep fried fish/shrimp - Deep fried scallops - Fried smelts - Insalata di mare (seafood salad) - Linguine with anchovy, clam, lobster, tuna, or crab sauce - Marinated or fried eel - Octopus salad - Oyster shooters - Puttanesca traditional tomato sauce with anchovies - Scungilli salad (sea snail) - Shrimp cocktail - Stuffed calamari in tomato sauce - Stuffed-baked lobsters - Stuffed-baked quahogs - Whiting

The Holy Innocents (1st c.) are the children mentioned in Matthew’s Gospel 2:16-18. These were baby boys ages 2 years and under who were ordered to be killed by King Herod as he sought the life of the Baby Jesus. The children were slaughtered within two years following the apparition of the Star of Bethlehem to the Three Wise Men. They died not only for Christ, but in his stead. The Church venerates these children as martyrs, though it is uncertain how many children were killed, whether a small number, or in the tens of thousands. The Latin Church instituted the feast of the Holy Innocents in the fifth century. St. Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome is believed to possess the bodies of several of the Holy Innocents. Their feast day is commemorated on December 28th.

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oh my god that’s like 60 stars. I need to go to bed, but I’ll do a few.

when I attended weekly homeschool supplement classes at a local traditional latin catholic church (as in, pre vatican ii) back in high school, I went on a whole rebel spree due to the church’s policies towards women. for instance, they required women to cover their heads during mass, which I was fine with until the priest began explaining in his homily one day that the reason women must cover their heads is to indicate that they are first beneath their fathers, then beneath their husbands. so naturally as a melodramatic 16-year-old I stood up and tore my mantia off, dropped it on the floor, and marched out of the chapel. no one even noticed, rip in fucking pieces. I didn’t last there long 

I gave up caffeine over a month ago and I can’t stop talking about it because it has changed my life even though I miss it… I miss it

I’m a former agoraphobe and when my agoraphobia was at its worst, I was stuck almost completely at home for over six months. I currently have no symptoms of agoraphobia. 

I hike a few times a week, typically at least 5 miles a stretch. in the past, I’ve hiked five days a week, 5-10 miles at a time, and my goal is to get back up to that level. 

fun latin word of the day

vulpecula, -ae, fem. (wool-peck-oo-la)  — little fox, little sly fox

another adorable diminutive omg

nota bene: i got an ask to start putting the pronunciation with the latin words of the day so i will! i’ll put the nominative/first principle part with the word for all those interested. as said before, i adhere to the classical reconstructed pronunciation (which is fairly different from both italian and church latin but it’s more like what the ancients would have sounded like)